Utah Valley Calendar: Things to do — May 8 | Community News
Concert “Hold Fast to Dreams” – The Timpanogos Singers and Timpanogos Youth Choirs will present the concert “Hold Fast to Dreams” on Friday, May 14th at 7pm in the Valentine Theater. Tickets are $ 3 per person and $ 10 for immediate families. The number of seats is limited. To purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/3vR3vMq.
American Fork Symphony Concert – The American Fork Symphony will play their “Movie Magic” concert on Monday, May 17th at 7pm in the American Fork Junior High School. Tickets are $ 7.50 for adults, $ 6 for seniors, and $ 5 for teenagers ages 6-18. A family pass for up to four people is $ 25. The number of seats is limited. To purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/2SropmY.
Library Learning Center Summer Session – Registration for the learning center’s summer sessions is open, including the summer reading from June 7-24 and the math camp from June 7-24. Class sizes are limited and the math camp is organized by class. Call 801-492-3593 for more information.
Recreational addiction: hope find class – AF Aware will present a virtual class on addiction recovery with local therapist Kenneth Jeppesen on Thursday May 13th from 7pm to 8.30pm. Further information and registration can be found at https://bit.ly/2RuqPRn.
Zoom Storytime – The American Fork Library offers live storytime on Tuesday at 10 a.m. on Zoom. Register at https://aflibrary.eventbrite.com to be invited to join, then get a Storytime at Home Kit from the library. A new passcode is issued every week.
Spring cleaning 2021 – Cedar Hills will be sponsoring its 23rd annual spring cleaning from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 24th and Saturday, May 8th. Large roll-off bins will be available in one location – 10900 N. Canyon Road, north of the golf course after Morgan Boulevard on the east side of Canyon Road.
Food Truck Rally – The Utah Food Truck League coordinates rallies every Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Harvey Park, 4301 W. Harvey Blvd. For more information, including the planned trucks, please visit https://thefoodtruckleague.com/food-trucks/events.
Children’s sports camp – This week-long camp is designed to help children ages 5 to 12 learn the basics of the sport by developing skills. The weekly sessions start on June 7th and last until July 15th at Mesquite Park. The class costs $ 50 for an eight-hour week and includes a camp t-shirt. More information is available at http://www.cedarhills.org/kids-sports-camp.
Tee Ball and Coach Pitch Baseball – Cedar Hills offers a teeing off league for boys and girls aged 4 and 5 from June to early July. The city also runs a baseball program for boys and girls ages 6 and 7 in June. In both leagues, every child beats every inning and the entry fee includes a t-shirt and hat. For more information on teeing off, visit http://www.cedarhills.org/t-ball. For more information on coach pitch, please visit http://www.cedarhills.org/coach-pitch.
Pickleball Tournament – The Cedar Hills Pickleball Rocks tournament will take place June 3-5 at the new pickleball courts in Harvey Park. All divisions play six round robin games. The fee is the same for residents and non-residents. More information is available at http://www.cedarhills.org/pickleball-tournament.
Bowling lessons for children – Cedar Hills Recreation, in partnership with Jack & Jill Lanes, offers bowling lessons for children from kindergarten through 12th grade. Six weekly lessons take place on Mondays at 2 p.m. from early July to late August. The two-hour class includes tuition, shoe rental, and two games. The cost is $ 50. More information is available at http://www.cedarhills.org/bowling.
Roblox Game Design Class – This course, with six virtual classes, helps kids ages 9-12 have fun designing, creating, and publishing their own Roblox games to share with family and friends. The one-hour courses take place on Wednesdays from May 5th to June 9th. Further information and registration can be found at https://secure.rec1.com/UT/city-of-cedar-hills/catalog.
Summer sports camp – Open to children aged 5 to 12, the camp is a great opportunity to set the tone for a life of sporting joy. The main focus of the participants is on learning the basics of the sport through skill development. Six four-day meetings are held in June and July. The cost is $ 50 per week and includes a t-shirt. More information is available at http://www.cedarhills.org/kids-sports-camp.
HIGH fitness courses – This weekly class takes aerobics to the next level by combining modern fitness techniques like HIIT, plyometics, and intervals of strength and cardio with music. Classes currently take place on Mondays at 6 a.m. at the Cedar Hills Recreation Center. The drop-in rate is $ 5. Punch cards can be purchased at a discount. Social distancing will be in place. More information is available at http://www.cedarhills.org/highfit.
Get high with Dax – The Cedar Hills Recreation Center offers HIGH fitness classes twice a week – a children’s class for children between 6 and 16 years old on Thursdays at 6 a.m. and Fridays at 4:15 p.m. The Thursday class drop-in rate is $ 3.50 while the Friday class is free. Social distancing will be in place.
Senior bus – The Lindon Senior Center has a bus and offers trips to and from the center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This is available to seniors residing in Lindon. Collection takes place between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The return takes place between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Contact the Senior Center reception at (801) 769-8625.
Volunteers in the library – Friends of the Payson Library note that residents can volunteer for an hour or less each month to help the library meet the needs of children and patrons. Volunteers are asked to offer ideas and support the group’s annual book sale. Those interested in volunteering can contact Library Director Dona Gay, Brittany Johnson at (801) 609-4078, Ann Humpherys at (801) 465-0941, or Steve Southwick at (801) 822-1705.
Mental Health Support Groups – NAMI Utah offers free online support groups and courses for adults with mental illness and for family members of loved ones with mental illness. For more information, please contact Christene Finch, Government Programs Coordinator at NAMI Utah at [email protected]
Senior Companion Program – Do you need help with loading, with the doctor or with other appointments? The Senior Companion Program can help. Volunteers can help run errands or visit. For more information, call (801) 851-7767 or visit http://utahcountyhealth.org/seniorcompanion. Volunteers Required – The Senior Companion Program requires seniors 55 and older to serve other seniors. Volunteers receive a $ 200 scholarship and a refund of miles. Volunteers must be eligible for income and willing to serve 15 or more hours per week. For more information, call (801) 851-7767 or visit http://utahcountyhealth.org/seniorcompanion.
Community orchestra – The Saratoga Springs Community Orchestra practices every first and third Thursday of the month from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the city offices at 1307 N. Commerce Drive. The orchestra is preparing for the Saratoga Splash Days and the holiday concerts in December.
Recovery News – NOTE: Start dates may be delayed or activities may be canceled due to COVID-19. 17th of May: Summer tennis lessons and registration for the CUTA League open. May 21: Early registration for Start Smart Baseball is ending (4- and 5-year-olds). May 24th: Registration for fall football and flag football begins. May 24th: Early registration for the sports and fitness camp ends (ages 6-12). May 27th: Tennis lessons and early registration for the CUTA Tennis League ends. For more information, visit http://spanishfork.org or call Spanish Fork Recreation at (801) 804-4600.
Volunteers help children on the move – Every Friday and Saturday, Kids On The Move offers Respite Care and offers parents with children with special needs a free break. Families drop their children off at locations in Orem, Lehi, and Springville, where they work one-on-one with a volunteer to play for the evening. A nurse or behavioral technician is also present to assist with monitoring. The group is looking for 10 volunteers aged 16 and over every Friday and Saturday from 5:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to achieve this. For more information or to register, visit https://kotm.org/volunteer-portal. Coronavirus measures are in place, including the requirement of masks, temperature measurement and frequent hand disinfection.
Foster grandparents wanted – Utah County is seeking senior volunteers to be foster grandparents. Volunteers must be people with limited income, 55 years of age or older, who can serve 15 or more hours per week. Volunteers serve as mentors, tutors and caregivers for children and young people in schools, hospitals, youth centers and similar organizations. Volunteers receive a non-taxable scholarship, paid personal vacation, transportation reimbursement, ongoing training, and more. For more information, or if you or someone you know would like to attend, call (801) 851-7784.
Utah County Home Calling Programs That Need Donations – The Utah County’s Department of Health home visit programs have few donated resources such as baby blankets and diapers left. The health department is asking members of the Utah County community to consider making a donation or organizing service projects to help make donations available. The items most needed are new reception blankets or small quilts and diapers. Other welcome items are: “Onesies” for toddlers, knitted hats and board books suitable for children. Items should be in new condition. Donations can be made Monday through Friday (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the following Department of Health locations: Provo – 151 S. University Ave., Suite 1610, American Fork – 599 S. 500 East. For questions about the home visit programs, please contact Bonnie Hardy at (801) 851-7026.